Ibadan High Court Sentences Polytechnic Examiner To 20 Years Imprisonment For Malpractice

A Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State has sentenced a polytechnic examiner of the Department of Accountancy, Mr. Olanrewaju Kayode to 20 years imprisonment for examination malpractice.

The part-time lecturer, who was arraigned before Justice Joyce Abdulmalik in June 2016 was found guilty of all charges leveled against him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

Based on a statement issued by the ICPC, Mr. Kayode was arraigned in June 2016 on a 5-count for allegedly collecting sums of money from five students of the institution and attempting to assist them to alter and secure higher examination scores on different scripts written outside the Examination Hall.

Justice Abdulmalik gave the judgement after ICPC’s Prosecution Counsel, Barrister Aderonke Bisi-Balogun proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Mr. Kayode committed all the offences leveled against him.

She stated that the convict was to serve four years jail term on each of the five counts bringing the total to 20 years imprisonment.

The statement added that “The sentence is to run concurrently commencing from 20th June 2016, the first day of his arrest”.

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